18 Feb ONLINE FEATURE: The beginner’s guide to the ketogenic diet
By now, you’ve probably heard that fat is not a healthy eater’s kryptonite. Sure, we may have spent decades believing low-fat diets—usually filled with lots of grains—were totally healthy. But a growing body of research is showing that our bodies need fat to thrive, which explains why the ketogenic diet is having a serious moment.
Tons of celebs and health pros are now swearing by the keto lifestyle, which focuses on a low-carb/high-fat/moderate-protein diet. When you limit carbohydrate intake and add more healthy fat, a process known as ketosis kicks in, allowing your body to more easily burn fat for fuel. “This enables you to tap into greater energy reserves, improves your moods, and allows you to burn excess body fat,” says Keto Comfort Foods author Maria Emmerich.
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